Saul Milton and Tory Turk present Super Sharp Reloaded, the second instalment of RETURN II JUNGLE. 🔊🔊🔊
Held at Selfridges on the 3rd floor in the Designer Studio, the latest instalment comprises of a static installation inspired by British music and fashion of the golden years of Jungle music from the mid-late 90’s.
Initiated by Saul Milton’s extensive Moschino Collection – the unique display will explore the way in which the Jungle era played host to the appropriation of Italian high fashion labels.
Drawing on Jungle music whilst also transporting it into the present day, and re-vamping the genre for the modern-day music fan, the installation will be accompanied by a specially curated soundtrack by Saul featuring audio quotes from jungle artists such as Navigator, Uncle Dugs and renowned writer Brian Belle-Fortune.
There will also be a specially created film by Tom Archer, featuring rare footage by Garry Clarke from his archive of junglists and ravers at popular club nights such as One Nation and at venues like Sanctuary.
When the rave served as the runway: introducing Super Sharp Reloaded by Chase & Status at #SelfridgesLondon. Head in store to discover Saul Milton's personal vintage @Moschino collection or find your own vintage gem from the likes of Wavey Garms pic.twitter.com/ruO65z07QY
Exploring the role of digital technology in transcending the physical and conceptual boundaries that exist between different artworks, with imagery from one work breaking free of the frame and entering the space of another.
The installations also dissolve distinctions between artwork and exhibition space, and involve the viewer through interactivity.
The largest room in the exhibition will include six works and feature Universe of Water Particles, Transcending Boundaries (2017), a virtual waterfall that extends beyond the gallery wall onto the floor, flowing through the exhibition space and around the feet of the viewer. It engages with the concept of Ultra Subjective Space, central to teamLab’s practice, referencing the non-perspectival depiction of space in premodern Japanese art and situating the viewer directly within the realm of the artwork.
Encompassing the second room, Dark Waves (2016) is a simulation of the movement of waves based on the behaviour of hundreds of thousands of water particles. The waves are created in a three-dimensional virtual space, expressing water as a living entity that immerses the viewer and suggests an intrinsic connection with nature.
In the last room, the darkened space is transformed by the presence of the viewer, which activates Flowers Bloom on People (2017). With the body as a canvas for the projections, flowers are in a process of continuous change—growing, decaying and scattering in direct response to the viewer’s movements.
For four weeks, HTC are hosting a public pop-up skatepark next to Selfridges on Oxford Street. It’s the UK’s largest indoor free skatepark and everyone from newbies to experienced skaters have the chance to skate.
Free lessons are available including equipment. To book a lesson visit Selfridges’ website.
The park features two distinctive areas, the first replicating London’s famous skating spots, including the Big Ben Gap and Moorgate Handrail. The second area is a nod towards a Selfridges’ shop floor, with obstacles inspired by shoeboxes, magazines and baseball caps.
Following the success of last year’s Circus Circus traffic-free event on Regent Street, a new event literally takes to the street. The World on Regent Street clears the street of traffic and welcomes visitors from across the globe.
Countries taking part include Argentina, China, Egypt, Great Britain, Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey. On top of this, enjoy a variety of other experiences throughout the day inspired by India, Brazil and America. Expect to sample traditional dishes from the participating countries along with cultural performances in a carnival style atmosphere.
Still time for all you foodies to discover the Regent Street Food Safari. The concept is this; many of Regent Street’s acclaimed restaurants are offering the chance to sample some of their dishes in a kind of ‘graze and go’ experience. A sort of culinary adventure without leaving London.
Taking part in the Food Safari are Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, FishWorks, The Living Room W1, Sartoria, Freggo, Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton and Tsukiji Sushi at The Westbury Hotel.
The Converse and 100 Club curated music series kicked off in June last year when Graham Coxon headlined and played the first packed out show, since then the likes of Everything Everything, Little Roy and Gross Magic, Fanfarlo, The Rapture and Ghostpoet have taken to the stage. Cementing the success of this unique partnership, Converse and 100 Club continue to deliver an exciting line-up for fans, showcasing today’s best and freshest emerging artists. The partnership also gives 100 Club the opportunity to introduce a new generation to its renowned gigs, by once again bringing the best music to its legendary stage. 100 Club will continue to oversee the schedule of performances as it has for over 65 years, in addition to presenting this new free series alongside Converse
With a well-deserved place on the BBC Sound of 2012 list, Dot Rotten, previously known as Young Dot, has made a storming start to the new year with new single ‘Are You Not Entertained’ being named Zane Lowe’s ‘hottest record of the week’. Counting a diverse range of musical influences including Sting, Bob Marley and ‘Lil Wayne, the south Londoners sound is leading the UK’s grime scene and crossing over to mainstream and chart success. Already a hailed MC and producer (Tine Tempeh, Wiley, Ghetts) Dot Rotten now sits of the brink of big things in his own right. This is one show you will want to witness.
Manchester based artist Darren Williams, better known as Star Slinger and already touted by Guardian’s New Band of The Day as an act to keep your eye on, brings his unique sound to London for what is shaping up to be one hell of a line up. Best known for taking old R&B album cuts and spinning them into new songs. His debut album, Volume 1, sees snippets of Prefab Sprout and Musical Youth take centre stage. In addition, Star Slinger played hip hop and dance orientated sets on the festival circuit last year and is now working on a follow up album: Volume 2.
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From 2 September to 25 October Britain’s most talked about contemporary art project takes over Selfridges London with its fourth and most ambitious project yet.
Exhibition #4 celebrates not only the artists and their work, but the important collaborative role played by the studios where they work. Museum of Everything has selected some of the best studios around the world from Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia to Japan and North America.
The museum will also launch The Workshops of Everything, an initiative to create studios for artists with disabilities across Britain. Other events include talks, screenings and an Intelligence Squared debate with leading museum directors, cultural thinkers and artists.
The show is located in the heart of London, occupying 15,000 square feet in the Selfridges building.